1351. gaal
Strong's Concordance
gaal: to defile
Original Word: גָּאַל
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: gaal
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-al')
Definition: to defile
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to defile
NASB Translation
defile (2), defiled (6), stained (1), unclean (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
II. [גָּאַל] verb defile, late (compare גָּעַל) —

Niph`al Perfect3masculine plural נְגֹאֲלוּ Isaiah 59:3; Lamentations 4:14, on form see Ges§ 51, 2, Köi. 265; Participle נִגְאָלָה Zephaniah 3:1; — be defiled, hands with blood בַּדָּם, Isaiah 59:3 compare Lamentations 4:14; participle as substantive defiled, polluted one Zephaniah 3:1 of Jerusalem ("" ˜מֹרְאָה; appositive הָעִיר הַיּוֺנָה).

Pi`el Perfect1plural suffix גֵּאַלְנוּךָ Malachi 1:7 pollute, desecrate, object ׳י (desecrated in his altar).

Pu`al Imperfect וַיְגֹאֲלוּ מִןהַֿכְּהֻנָּה Ezra 2:62 = Nehemiah 7:64 construct pregnant and they were desecrated out of the priesthood, i.e. deposed, as desecrated one; Participle מְגֹאָל of bread laid on Yahweh's altar Malachi 1:7; of Yahweh's altar (table, שֻׁלְחָן) Malachi 1:12.

Hiph`il Perfect1singular אֶגְאָ֑לְתִּי Isaiah 63:3 (on Aramaic form see Köi. 27 Ges§ 53 R. 6 but) read perhaps גֵּאָ֑לְתִּי Pi`el, see GFMThLZ 1887, 292 compare also Gesl.c. N. Ol§ 255 b Sta§ 159 b, 3; — I have polluted, i.e. stained all my raiment.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְגָּאַל Daniel 1:8; יִתְגָּאָ֑ל Daniel 1:8; — defile himself.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
defile, pollute, stain

A primitive root, (rather identified with ga'al, through the idea of freeing, i.e. Repudiating); to soil or (figuratively) desecrate -- defile, pollute, stain.

see HEBREW ga'al

Forms and Transliterations
אֶגְאָֽלְתִּי׃ אגאלתי׃ גֵֽאַלְנ֑וּךָ גאלנוך וְנִגְאָלָ֑ה וַֽיְגֹאֲל֖וּ וַיְגֹֽאֲל֖וּ ויגאלו ונגאלה יִתְגָּאַ֛ל יִתְגָּאָֽל׃ יתגאל יתגאל׃ מְגֹאָ֔ל מְגֹאָ֣ל מגאל נְגֹֽאֲל֖וּ נְגֹאֲל֣וּ נגאלו ’eḡ’ālətî ’eḡ·’ā·lə·tî egAleti ḡê’alnūḵā ḡê·’al·nū·ḵā gealNucha mə·ḡō·’āl məḡō’āl megoAl nə·ḡō·’ă·lū nəḡō’ălū negoaLu vaygoaLu venigaLah way·ḡō·’ă·lū wayḡō’ălū wə·niḡ·’ā·lāh wəniḡ’ālāh yiṯ·gā·’al yiṯ·gā·’āl yiṯgā’al yiṯgā’āl yitgaAl
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Ezra 2:62
HEB: וְלֹ֣א נִמְצָ֑אוּ וַֽיְגֹאֲל֖וּ מִן־ הַכְּהֻנָּֽה׃
NAS: but they could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean [and excluded] from the priesthood.
KJV: but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
INT: could not be located unclean from the priesthood

Nehemiah 7:64
HEB: וְלֹ֣א נִמְצָ֑א וַיְגֹֽאֲל֖וּ מִן־ הַכְּהֻנָּֽה׃
NAS: but it could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean [and excluded] from the priesthood.
KJV: but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
INT: could not be located unclean from the priesthood

Isaiah 59:3
HEB: כִּ֤י כַפֵּיכֶם֙ נְגֹאֲל֣וּ בַדָּ֔ם וְאֶצְבְּעוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם
NAS: For your hands are defiled with blood
KJV: For your hands are defiled with blood,
INT: For your hands are defiled blood and your fingers

Isaiah 63:3
HEB: וְכָל־ מַלְבּוּשַׁ֖י אֶגְאָֽלְתִּי׃
NAS: on My garments, And I stained all
KJV: upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
INT: all my raiment stained

Lamentations 4:14
HEB: עִוְרִים֙ בַּֽחוּצ֔וֹת נְגֹֽאֲל֖וּ בַּדָּ֑ם בְּלֹ֣א
NAS: in the streets; They were defiled with blood
KJV: [men] in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood,
INT: blind the streets were defiled blood no

Daniel 1:8
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹֽא־ יִתְגָּאַ֛ל בְּפַתְבַּ֥ג הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
NAS: up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's
KJV: in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion
INT: after not defile choice the king's

Daniel 1:8
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֖ר לֹ֥א יִתְגָּאָֽל׃
NAS: of the officials that he might not defile himself.
KJV: of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
INT: after not defile

Zephaniah 3:1
HEB: ה֥וֹי מֹרְאָ֖ה וְנִגְאָלָ֑ה הָעִ֖יר הַיּוֹנָֽה׃
NAS: to her who is rebellious and defiled, The tyrannical
KJV: to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing
INT: Woe is filthy and defiled city the tyrannical

Malachi 1:7
HEB: מִזְבְּחִי֙ לֶ֣חֶם מְגֹאָ֔ל וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֖ם בַּמֶּ֣ה
NAS: [You] are presenting defiled food
KJV: Ye offer polluted bread
INT: my altar food defiled say How

Malachi 1:7
HEB: וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֖ם בַּמֶּ֣ה גֵֽאַלְנ֑וּךָ בֶּאֱמָרְכֶ֕ם שֻׁלְחַ֥ן
NAS: How have we defiled You?' In that you say,
KJV: and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say,
INT: say How defiled you say the table

Malachi 1:12
HEB: שֻׁלְחַ֤ן אֲדֹנָי֙ מְגֹאָ֣ל ה֔וּא וְנִיב֖וֹ
NAS: of the Lord is defiled, and as for its fruit,
KJV: of the LORD [is] polluted; and the fruit
INT: the table of the Lord is defiled he and the fruit

11 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 1351
11 Occurrences


’eḡ·’ā·lə·tî — 1 Occ.
ḡê·’al·nū·ḵā — 1 Occ.
mə·ḡō·’āl — 2 Occ.
nə·ḡō·’ă·lū — 2 Occ.
way·ḡō·’ă·lū — 2 Occ.
wə·niḡ·’ā·lāh — 1 Occ.
yiṯ·gā·’al — 2 Occ.










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